Things to see and do - Matera
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Matera Travel guide
Matera : Michelin's recommendations
Matera overlooks a ravine separating it from the Murge hills in Puglia. This provincial capital stands in the heart of a region dissected by deeply eroded gorges – a desolate landscape with wide horizons. The modern town stands on a plateau overlooking the lower town, which is home to a network of footpaths and flights of steps. Among these lie the town’s famous cave dwellings, which are known as ""Sassi"" (stones) in Italian.
Tourist attractions Matera : Things to see and do
Str. dei Sassi I - 75100 Matera
Running alongside the wild gorge, this panoramic road skirts the rock the Cathedral is perched on and enables you to see many grottos burrowed into the rock-face opposite, some natural, some artificial.
Str. dei Sassi I - 75100 Matera
From one edge of the rock (on which the Cathedral stands) to the other, the houses of the two main troglodytic quarters of Matera are set out in tiered rows, in such a way that the roofs actually become streets, and are part of an inextricable networ..
I - 75100 Matera
These two man-made belvederes (car park below behind which many rupestrian churches are hidden) contrive a marvellous view over Matera.
Via San Giovanni Vecchio 22 I - 75100 Matera
L'Hotel In Pietra offers unique rooms carved in the stone in the famous Sassi area of Matera. All rooms and suites have free Wi-Fi and a laptop is available on request. Breakfast is buffet style. The In Pietra is set in a converted monastery from th..
Via De Sariis,11 I - 75100 Matera
Located in the historic city centre of Matera, Il Piccoloalbergo offers air-conditioned, functional rooms that feature a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have a balcony. Guests staying at the recently restructured hotel can enjoy its t..
Via San Giovanni Vecchio 89 I - 75100 Matera
Hotel Sassi offers a terrace with panoramic views across Matera Cathedral and the town's famous cave dwellings, I Sassi di Matera. All rooms feature free internet access and air conditioning. This award-winning hotel is in Matera's historic centre, ..
via San Potito I - 75100 Matera
This restaurant takes its name from the old tool once used in the construction of rounded vaults, a romantic architectural feature of the dining room here. The menu features typical Italian cuisine as well as regional specialities and the restaurant ..
via Lucana 48 I - 75100 Matera
Genuine Lucane specialities are served in this restaurant characterised by a friendly and informal setting. A cheerful and convivial atmosphere prevails, both in the kitchen and dining hall.
piazza Michele Bianco 1 I - 75100 Matera
piazza San Pietro Caveoso I - 75100 Matera
via Sant'Angelo 58/61 I - 75100 Matera
A series of caves overlooking the Gravina valley serve as the setting for this atmospheric restaurant. It specialises in local cuisine and the menu also includes dishes from elsewhere in Italy.
piazza Cesare Firrao 7 I - 75100 Matera
Inn in a central position, a short walk from Sassi. Enjoy a refined setting where you can savour aromatic seafood dishes: the fish is bought daily from the markets at Ionio and Tirreno.